Are you aware of the new rules around registering road haulage journeys within Europe?

From 2 of February 2022 if you undertake loaded goods journeys you will need to use an online EU portal to register the details of some journeys within the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway before the journey starts.

The new rules apply to vans of any size or other light goods vehicles, cars and vans towing trailers, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and HGVs towing trailers.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a reminder to operators and drivers that the EU is introducing new rules which mean they may need to register information digitally about their journeys on a new web-based portal (the portal is free to use).

The rule applies to those in the UK operating loaded goods journeys in and between EU Member States (cabotage or cross-trade).

Cabotage is loading goods in one of these countries and unloading them at a different place in the same country, using a vehicle registered in the UK. Cross-trade is loading goods in one of these countries and unloading them in a different one of these countries, using a vehicle registered in the UK.

Information required will include details of the operator, driver, driver employment details, dates of travel, the vehicle used and various other details before the journey commences.

The EU has said that the portal will be available ahead of 2 February enabling service operators to register and add details prior to the rules going live.

To find out more from the Department for Transport please click here Register road haulage journeys within Europe from 2 February 2022 - GOV.UK (